The 2019 Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure event is the ultimate family weekend in Gloucestershire with something for everyone from history buffs to adrenaline junkies.

There will be a raft of entertainment including Gravity Jet Suit displays, Industry Pro Wakeboarding championships, zip wire over the docks, marauding pirates, surf simulator, nautical activities, fun and games for children and grown-ups, a food market plus two museums on the docks site. There are live music stages featuring an eclectic selection of local bands and singers as well as the return of the essential Gloucester Shanty Festival.

Gloucester’s flagship festival continues to be a huge hit with families, coach groups and ship enthusiasts, drawing audiences from around the country, with 200,000 people expected over the bank holiday weekend. What makes the event so distinctive is its setting in the UK’s most inland port surrounded by beautifully-preserved Victorian warehouses.

The event was the runner up in the Recreation and Tourism category at the Living Waterway’s Awards 2016, to add to its Cotswolds Tourism Award 2014 and Waterside Renaissance Award in 2010. Five tall ships will sail into the docks and moor up on the quayside for visitors to see.

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